The House Labor Committee holds a hearing today on repealing what’s known as the Caruolo Act. The law, now infamous in Rhode Island education circles, allows school committees to sue their city or town for more funding.
There have been several attempts to do away with the Caruolo Act, but so far none have succeeded. Critics say it is nonsensical for an arm of local government to essentially sue itself, and local officials complain the lawsuits rack up expensive legal bills and sour relations between city and school leaders.
Most employers would not be able to ask job applicants about their criminal history under legislation being considered. The Portsmouth Town Council has banned the feeding of coyotes. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.
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